Trump Sues California Over Immigration Laws

The Trump administration “escalated what had been a war of words over California’s immigration agenda, filing a lawsuit late Tuesday that amounted to a pre-emptive strike against the liberal state’s so-called sanctuary laws,” the New York Times reports.

“The Justice Department sued California; Gov. Jerry Brown; and the state’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, over three state laws passed in recent months, saying they make it impossible for federal immigration officials to do their jobs and deport criminals who were born outside of the United States. The Justice Department called the laws unconstitutional and asked a judge to block them.”

Washington Post: “It sets up a clash not just on what is the best immigration policy to promote public safety, but also on what power the federal government should exert over the states.”

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